JAMESTOWN – There will be a contested election for the Jamestown School Board.
Four individuals have submitted petitions to run for the two seats that are up for election for this year’s election. The candidates are current board member and board president Joe DiMaio, current board member Patrick Slagle, city resident Todd Rushforth and city resident Jeffrey Yeates.
On May 17 voters will elect two of the four to serve three-year terms on the school board as well as the 2016-17 budget.
All city residents 18 and older are eligible to vote in the election. School district residents registered to vote with the Chautauqua County Board of Elections are also eligible to vote in the school board election. If a person is not registered to vote, the District Clerk is available to register any eligible voter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. any weekday through May 10, 2016 in the Administration Building, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York.
Applications are also available for Absentee Voting. The application forms and instructions may be obtained in the Superintendent’s Office. Any questions about the Board of Education petition process, voter registration or absentee voting applications can be directed to 483-4420.
The 2016-17 Popular Budget will be available for public review in the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road or on the JPS website (www.jamestownpublicschools.org) under the button on the home page “2016-17 Budget Information” beginning on May 3, 2016.
A budget hearing and meet the candidate forum will also take place on May 10. The budget and school board vote is May 17.